“Your Mother Sucks Peacocks In Hell!”
Universal Pictures and and NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock, in partnership with Blumhouse and Morgan Creek, have closed a reported $400 million-plus deal to purchase worldwide rights for a new “Exorcist” trilogy that will see Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn reprise her role as the mother of a demon-possessed child. Burstyn was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in the 1973 original classic.
As it was confirmed last week, writer/director David Gordon Green (“Halloween 2018”) will direct the new trilogy, with the first film starting Oscar nominee Leslie Odom Jr. as the father of a possessed child who seeks out the aid of Chris MacNeil (Burstyn), mother of the possessed Regan MacNeil (Linda Blair) from the first film. According to Universal, the franchise will encompass three films in total and is described as a “continuation,” rather than a remake, of the 1973 original.
This will be the second time a sequel story to the films has been attempted. FOX briefly tried to resurrect the franchise with its own sequel series but it failed to catch on with audiences.